One of the reasons people procrastinate getting their teeth removed and replaced with dentures is because they can’t stand the thought of being toothless after having all their teeth removed in preparation for dentures.

Luckily, this isn’t the case, and at no point during the process will you walk around without teeth.

Before we take teeth out for dentures, we premake the dentures with specialised measurements we take while planning for the extractions. The lab prepares your denture while we plan for the extraction surgery, and the dentures can be issued the same or following day after surgery.

After your gums heal and swelling goes down, which generally takes about three months, the dentures can feel a bit loose.  At this stage, we do a denture reline, which allows the denture to fit securely to the healed gums and feel firm again.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dr Helen Voronina

Dr Helen Voronina is the principal dentist at "Dr Helen's Dental & Implant Studio". Having graduated from the University of Melbourne and later from the Brener Implant Institute, in her practice she places emphases on the implant, aesthetic and reconstructive dentistry. She is a member of the Australian Dental Association, The International Congress of Implantology and The Australian Society of Implant Dentistry (ASID). She is a former chairperson for the National Dental Foundation and an official dentist for the Melbourne Hearts Football Club.